Samar Dudin

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Samar Dudin, is The Regional Director and Head of Programs at Ruwwad Al Tanmeya a Community and Youth Empowerment Organization where she leads and designs youth empowerment programs and organizes and coaches community-led campaigns (the 6 Minutes Safe Homes, For Your Sake Campaigns and Al Jana ).

Samar is one of the pioneers of Drama and Theatre in Education in Jordan and a lifelong cultural activist since the mid 90ies. In 2006 she founded the youth empowering initiative Takween Open Spaces in Amman Jordan and has developed several innovative and multi-disciplinary initiatives that integrate education, development and the arts targeting mainly children, youth and their caretakers in local communities. She is a theatre director with a repertoire of 15 youth and child plays that developed through the co-authorship methodology. Samar served as a Amman city council member -2003-2006- where she enabled the creation of the Child Protection Committee and the Executive Agency for a Child-Friendly City which launched Greater Amman Municipality s first Child Municipal Councils’ elections.

Samar graduated from Santa Clara California with a degree in Theatre Arts. She is a founding board member of Al Ballad Theater, An Arab Ashoka Fellow on Social Entrepreneurship, a founding member of Mujtama3i an Arab platform for Community Organizers, A Fellow of the International Women s Forum Leadership program and a Trainer on Ways Women Lead , A founding board member of Mujatma3 for education development, She dedicates her time in developing Ruwwad Al Tanmeya’s  Programs and Regional Expansion in the Arab World.